The Spirit of the Range;
Little, Brown & Company: 1940.


        The Flying U boys were hunkered down on their boot heels, eating their dinner, when Chip Bennett, the foreman, rode up with the new hand they so badly needed.

        He had curly golden hair, innocent blue eyes, dimples. He looked very pretty and shy. His name was Percival Cadwallader Perkins.

        How were the boys to know that Perkins was a famous bronc fighter and jujitsu artist into the bargain? All they planned was some friendly hazing fro the little dude.

       This rollicking story of Flying U days, of horseplay and gunplay and Weary’s love for a pretty school-ma’am, is one of B.M. Bower’s best.